Cart level discounts are the ones where you apply discounts on the cart level and not on the products. Cart discounts are generally the first kind of discount that eCommerce sellers think of. This guide walks you through how to create cart level discounts in your WooCommerce online store WooCommerce Discount Rules.
There are multiple variants of discounts you can give on the cart level. The options available in the plugin are:
However, this article discusses the most commonly used scenarios of cart level discounts based on:
First things first. Create a new rule in the Cart Discount Rules tab. Enter the general details such as:
After this, you can set up the discount condition and value based on your requirements. Here is how to create the three different condition variants:
Let us say the discount you want to give your customers is “All orders above $500 will get 15% discount”. Now that you have created the rule in the initial setup, in the Conditions tab,
This says that the discount applies when the cart subtotal is at least $500.
Next, you will have to define the value of the discount.
The value of discount in our case is 15%. So in the Discount tab,
Save the rule to apply it on the cart of your customers.
Let us say the discount you want to give your customers is “Buy any 5 items and get 5% off”. All you have to do in is, in the Conditions tab,
This says that the discount applies when the user purchases a total of 5 items from your online store.It can be 5 quantities of the same product or different products. The condition takes the sum of line item quantities.
Now define the value of the discount, which is 5% in our example. So, in the Discount tab,
Save the rule. The discount has been applied now.
Let’s change the discount rule a bit for this part. If your discount has to be “Add 5 items to your shopping bag and get 10% discount”. Here, it may look similar to the previous case but it is not. This discount considers only the total cart items irrespective of the quantity of each item.
For example, if a customer buys 5 numbers of the same bag pack, the rule doesn’t apply. She has to buy 5 different products of whatever quantity to get this discount.The condition checks for the number of line items.
To set this up, go to the Conditions tab and,
This says that the discount applies when the user adds 5 different products to their cart.
After the condition part, set the discount value.
You can choose Price discount if you want to give a price discount, say $10 off.
There is more you can do with these 3 cases of cart discounts if you want. You could set more conditions for the same rule. In our above examples, the discounts apply to all customers. You can set it to apply to a particular users or user roles.
Let us take the first example in this article “All orders above $500 will get 15% discount“. To apply this on a particular category of users, say “Subscribers”, you need to add another condition.
In the second condition,
When there are more than one condition in a rule, all the conditions must hold true for the discount to apply.
Use our demo site to work yourself and check how it goes.
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